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Review of Naked Good Reads by Gisela Hausmann

I’ve been using Goodreads for a while but I have never explored it as I should have. After reading Mrs Hausmann book I’m not only understood
how it works, but I feel motivate to work on it. As a writer I learned how I should use Goodreads to reach readers.
I’m going to quote Mrs Hausmann, and I hope she doesn’t mind, “All of us knows something other’s don’t know.” She certainly knows a lot about
Goodreads and she put all this information in this book.
I highly recommend this book.
I’m going to read it again and follow the steps to make a better use of Goodreads.

 

Author Interview

Today I welcome Wanda DeHaven Pyle author of “The Stone House Legacy“.

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I grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas and my recollections of life on the tallgrass prairie have influenced my writing. A life-long educator, I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology and A Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

A frequent writer of stories as a child, I always thought that one day I would grow up to become a writer. My work explores the untold stories of past generations and the impact they have on those who follow. I currently have three books out on Amazon and another in the works.

I live in Claremont, California with my husband and spend my time writing, traveling and volunteering my time in support of at-risk children. I am the author of two blog pages where I support the work of other indie authors and record the inspirations, reflections and insights gleaned through my writing.

https://drwandapyle.blogspot.com

https://wandadehavenpyle.wordpress.com/

http://amazon.com/author/wandapyle

You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter:

https://twitter.com/pyle_wanda

https://www.facebook.com/wandadehavenpyle

  • When did you start writing?

I have been writing all my life.  However, for the past 40 years, most of my writing has been focused on professional issues in education.  I have finally been able to pursue by goal of writing fiction in recent years.

  • What motivated you to start writing?

It was more an innate desire. I felt compelled to do it. I felt that I had too much to say not to put it in writing.

  • What is your favorite book and what is your favorite author? Why?

There are so many! My favorite authors are those whose writing focuses more on themes than on plot. They  include interesting, complex, three-dimensional characters whose inner story drives the plot.  The language is lyrical and it often poetic in nature.

  • Where did you find inspiration for your stories?

I draw most of my stories from personal experience set against a backdrop of social and political change.

  • Are your stories based on someone you know or on events you have experienced?

Both

  • When I’m writing I need silence. So how about you? Do you like to hear music while you are working?

I don’t mind a little background noise. I can usually tune out distractions.

  • How many books have you written?

Three

  • What can you tell us about your next project?

I am currently working on the last book in my legacy trilogy.  It will take place mostly in Los Angeles in the 1980s against a backdrop of greed and graft in the music industry.

About your book… The Stone House Legacy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00STTDKEM

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What is your book about?

For nearly a century the old stone house has kept its secrets hidden deep in the limestone hills of central Indiana. But when a charismatic young minister embarks on a controversial mission to develop the site as a retreat for ecumenical thought, there are forces working against him that cast a dark shadow over his plans.

Set in the birthplace of the John Birch Society during the turbulent years of the early 1960’s, The Stone House Legacy, reveals mankind’s stubborn inclination to repeat the mistakes of past generations. It is a fast-moving tale of youthful idealism in conflict with mid-western isolationism against a backdrop of fear and greed.

Can you tell us something about the main character or characters?

Reverend Simon Kingsley is an idealistic young minister filled with dreams of a new world order. When he returns from observing the proceedings of Vatican II in Rome with radical new ideas concerning long-held religious beliefs, he runs headlong into the fear, distrust, and hatred that runs rampant through society.

Would you like to send a message to the readers?

The Stone House Legacy is an evocative look at the early days of the Civil Rights movement through a fictional narrative sure to stir emotions. Each reader will react differently to the characters based on personal reminisces of these tumultuous times.

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Wh some relationships last longer than others?

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Why some relationships last longer than others?

Hearing people complaining about their relationship, made me think why some marriages are successful and others fail.

People, idealize too much and forget to live the reality. They blame their partner for their own frustrations.  They are more concerned in making money, or who earn more, then to spent time with each other. They forget that love can be bought and that they are in a relationship, not in a competition.  Relationship is about love and mutual respect.

Quoting Antoine De Saint Exupery,

“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.”

We’re responsible for whom we have captivate and for keeping the love, the pleasure of being together alive. We’re responsible for making each other happy and for making it work out. And most people forget their own responsibility and blame the other part of not working out as they wanted.

It’s not easy to live with someone, to share the same space. You have to deal with a lot of things that you may not be prepared to.

You can pick up an argument over simple things. For example, she is organized and he isn’t. She or he got mad at him or her if he leaves a mess after showering or a trail of clothes around the house.

Then, there will be days that one will be in terrible mood, nothing and probably want to punch who or what is front of them. You will have to be smart to not get into a fight.

                      “When one does not want, two will not fight.”

It’s something, my husband and I use to say. It’s translated from our mother tongue, Portuguese. “Quando um não quer, dois não brigam.”

You have to work together, to support and help each other because life will give you a new challenge every day, and most of the time; you can’t just put it aside saying “I will deal with it tomorrow.”

Believe me, if you face all challenges together, not only will make it easier but will also strengthen the bonds between you.

Knowing each other

It is very important to know what you and your partner expect and are looking for in a relationship.  To know what your dreams and desires are.

Respect the differences

  You don’t have to agree with everything your partner says or does. We have different opinions about a lot of things, and it’s normal.  Feel free to agree or disagree, but respect and accept the differences.

Communication

One of the big problems in a relationship is communication. People don’t talk to each other. If asked, they will assure you that they talk, and talk a lot, but they don’t.

Communication is not only talk about your day at work, or about what is going on in the world, or about the new dress or shoe you have bought. You should be able to talk about your feelings, your frustrations and your needs and why not about your fantasies.  You should be able to discuss if something is bothering you in this relationship without being afraid.

Until today we don’t have the power o reading minds, we need to talk to express ourselves.  If you don’t tell how you feel your partner will never know. He or she can have an idea of how you feel, but will never know the depth of it.

Be a good listener

Understand what your partner is saying .Don’t interrupt when he or she is talking to you. Listen to what he or she is saying without spending time thinking about how you will respond, or which advice you will give. Sometimes we just need a warm ear.

Apologies

Don’t be ashamed or feel inferior in admitting that you were wrong. We all make mistakes. After all we’re not perfect.

There is no magical formula, but doing simple things will help. It is very important never forget what brought you together at first place. What made you decided to be together. What made you say that he or she was the one.  Be nice at each other.  Cherish each moment you are together. Appreciate and express your admiration for each other. Say how much you love him or her every day. Make him or her feel very special.

 

 

©Marcia Weber Martins

 

Author Interview

Today I welcome Wanda DeHaven Pyle, author of “The Stone House Legacy”.

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Hi Wanda, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us about yourself and your background.

 

I grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas and my recollections of life on the tallgrass prairie have influenced my writing. A life-long educator, I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology and A Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

A frequent writer of stories as a child, I always thought that one day I would grow up to become a writer. My work explores the untold stories of past generations and the impact they have on those who follow. I currently have three books out on Amazon and another in the works.

I live in Claremont, California with my husband and spend my time writing, traveling and volunteering my time in support of at-risk children. I am the author of two blog pages where I support the work of other indie authors and record the inspirations, reflections and insights gleaned through my writing.

https://drwandapyle.blogspot.com

https://wandadehavenpyle.wordpress.com/

http://amazon.com/author/wandapyle

You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter:

https://twitter.com/pyle_wanda

https://www.facebook.com/wandadehavenpyle

  • When did you start writing?

I have been writing all my life.  However, for the past 40 years, most of my writing has been focused on professional issues in education.  I have finally been able to pursue by goal of writing fiction in recent years.

  • What motivated you to start writing?

It was more an innate desire. I felt compelled to do it. I felt that I had too much to say not to put it in writing.

  • What is your favorite book and what is your favorite author? Why?

There are so many! My favorite authors are those whose writing focuses more on themes than on plot. They  include interesting, complex, three-dimensional characters whose inner story drives the plot.  The language is lyrical and it often poetic in nature.

  • Where did you find inspiration for your stories?

I draw most of my stories from personal experience set against a backdrop of social and political change.

  • Are your stories based on someone you know or on events you have experienced?

Both

  • When I’m writing I need silence. So how about you? Do you like to hear music while you are working?

I don’t mind a little background noise. I can usually tune out distractions.

  • How many books have you written?

Three

  • What can you tell us about your next project?

I am currently working on the last book in my legacy trilogy.  It will take place mostly in Los Angeles in the 1980s against a backdrop of greed and graft in the music industry.

 

About your book… The Stone House Legacy

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00STTDKEM

 

What is your book about?

For nearly a century the old stone house has kept its secrets hidden deep in the limestone hills of central Indiana. But when a charismatic young minister embarks on a controversial mission to develop the site as a retreat for ecumenical thought, there are forces working against him that cast a dark shadow over his plans.

Set in the birthplace of the John Birch Society during the turbulent years of the early 1960’s, The Stone House Legacy, reveals mankind’s stubborn inclination to repeat the mistakes of past generations. It is a fast-moving tale of youthful idealism in conflict with mid-western isolationism against a backdrop of fear and greed.

Can you tell us something about the main character or characters?

Reverend Simon Kingsley is an idealistic young minister filled with dreams of a new world order. When he returns from observing the proceedings of Vatican II in Rome with radical new ideas concerning long-held religious beliefs, he runs headlong into the fear, distrust, and hatred that runs rampant through society.

Would you like to send a message to the readers?

The Stone House Legacy is an evocative look at the early days of the Civil Rights movement through a fictional narrative sure to stir emotions. Each reader will react differently to the characters based on personal reminisces of these tumultuous times.
 

Interview with Marcia Weber Martins

Wanda DeHaven Pyle, Author

This month I am pleased to welcome romance author, Marcia Weber Martins for my guest interview. A review of her book Perfect Match was featured earlier this month.

  • Hello, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I was born in Petropolis, Brazil. I graduated in physiotherapy from the Catholic University of Petropolis. In 1983 participated in the Anthology “Our Poets II” with the poem “If I could” and in 1986 in the anthology “Brazilian Poets” with the poem “On any given day.” In 2005 I moved to Germany and wrote Perfect Match.

  • Tell us about your newest book.

Perfect Match is a modern love story, which shows not only the romantic side of love, but  what can happen when you get involved with the wrong person.  It is also an example of family bonds and how hard is to overcome…

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